Welcome To Austin Zoo



About Us

Our mission is to assist

animals in need through rescue,

rehabilitation and education. 

Located on the southwest edge of Austin, Texas, Austin Zoo draws visitors from around the world to learn about our rescued animals and spend quality time outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.

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Austin Zoo is proud to be a Zoological Association of America Accredited Facility.



Holiday Shopping

at Austin Zoo

Is holiday shopping stressing you out? 

 Struggling about what to purchase for your “hard to buy for” family member or friend?

Austin Zoo to the rescue!

We have everything you could possibly need to give the perfect gift this year!

Give the Gift of Membership to 

Austin Zoo


Do you or family members love to visit Austin Zoo? A gift of a membership is one that family or friends will enjoy all year long.Shopping is easy, you can purchase a membership online. We’ve updated our membership program, be sure to take a look!

We have several levels of membership, one to fit everyone’s needs. Membership includes:

  • free admission to our Zoo for an entire year 
  • a 10% discount on items purchased in our Gift Shop 
  • a subscription to our monthly newsletter 
  • free admission to our annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • discounts on our Education Programs 
  • you will be able to bring up to 8 guests at a discounted price of $7.95 per person
  • your gift is tax-deductible
  • an Austin Zoo bumper sticker
  • as a member of Austin Zoo, you have the advantage of purchasing “Boo at the Zoo” tickets before they go on sale to the public

Click here to purchase membership for your family and friends!

Sponsor an Animal at Austin Zoo


Giving a gift of a sponsorship of an Austin Zoo animal to that special someone in your life not only puts a smile on their face, it also contributes to our mission of assisting animals in need. 

By becoming a sponsor, you contribute to the care, feeding and over all well-being of your favorite animal. 

Austin Zoo has over 300 animals and each and every one of them is available for sponsorship. 


Click on the link below to learn all about our sponsoring program!

Sponsor an animal!

Sponsor an Animal Habitat!

Annual habitat sponsorships are always available at Austin Zoo.

100% of your donation will assist in caring for the animal(s) who live in the habitat of your choosing. 

Signage documenting your name or your company’s name will be created and displayed on the animal habitat for one year. 

Click here to learn all about becoming an Austin Zoo sponsor!

Give a visit to our Zoo!

Tickets to Austin Zoo will make perfect stocking stuffers! 

Everyone loves coming to the Zoo! Surprise them with a visit.

Tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase.

Please note, general admission tickets may not be used for special events such as Boo at the Zoo, Austin Zoo Revue, etc.

Click here to purchase tickets today!

Gift a Gift to an Austin Zoo Animal

Lex, our Arctic Fox can’t wait to open his gift!

All of our animals love to receive presents. Check out our Giving Tree in our Gift Shop during your next visit. 

Also, our animal care staff has selected items perfectly suited for our animals that they need and will use.

Click here to visit our Amazon Animal Wish List!

Shop in our Gift Shop!!!



From infants to adults, our Gift Shop is overflowing with gifts for everyone on your list! Plan a visit to see our animals and shop for gifts all at the same time!



Daily Training & Enrichment Activities


All keeper talks are weather permitting and last approximately 15 minutes.


10:30am: Daily

11:30am: Monday • Wednesday • Friday

11:30am: Sunday • Tuesday • Thursday • Saturday

Galapagos Tortoise*
10:30am: Daily

Winter: To return with warmer weather in the spring.

*Tortoise and Alligator Keeper Talks are held only when the temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit at noon. 


Austin Zoo Animal Art
Is Now Available For Purchase!

What started out as an enrichment activity for our primates has turned into a fundraising project for Austin Zoo!
All the pieces are hand painted by an Austin Zoo animal in watercolor, are unframed, and include the animal’s name and the date painted. (Each piece of art may contain slight imperfections.)

Click here to see all the available watercolors!